Colorado Springs, CO
Photographer Aaron Anderson captures the pride, dignity and beauty of those experiencing homelessness in Colorado Springs in a series of photos that will challenge the way you think about this marginalized group of people. With this exhibition, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center hopes to move a marginalized group of people from the periphery into focus.
Each of the individuals photographed was experiencing homelessness and receiving services at Springs Rescue Mission at the time of the photo shoot (March, 2016). Like 70 percent of our community’s homeless population, many of the subjects’ last address was in Colorado Springs. Some grew up here, played sports at Palmer High School, buried loved ones in Evergreen Cemetery, or raised their children in the shadow of Pikes Peak.
Each of the subjects participated voluntarily and shared parts of his or her story with the photographer.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website